XERESE (hydrocortisone and acyclovir) Cream 5%/1% is a prescription drug used in patients of ages 6 and above to reduce the healing duration of cold sores (herpes labialis). XERESE decreases the chance of a cold sore ulcerating (becoming worse). XERESE must be applied early, during the initial signs of cold sore.
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Drug Name: Xerese Generic name: Acyclovir and hydrocortisone
The active ingredients of Xerese are:
acyclovir; hydrocortisone Drug Class:
DNA Polymerase Inhibitors [MoA] ,
Herpes Simplex Virus Nucleoside Analog DNA Polymerase Inhibitor [EPC] ,
Herpes Zoster Virus Nucleoside Analog DNA Polymerase Inhibitor [EPC] ,
Herpesvirus Nucleoside Analog DNA Polymerase Inhibitor [EPC] ,
Nucleoside Analog [Chemical/Ingredient] ,
Corticosteroid Hormone Receptor Agonists [MoA]
Treats: Herpes simplex
XERESE comprises two ingredients: hydrocortisone and acyclovir. It is utilized in the treatment of fever blisters / cold sores instigated by a virus (herpes simplex). Acyclovir (an antiviral drug) works by discontinuing the growth of the virus. Hydrocortisone (corticosteroid) is a drug that assists relieves itching, burning and pain symptoms. This medication can accelerate healing of fever blisters, but it doesn't cure herpes or curtail passing the disease to somebody else.
It too does not bar cold sores from recurring. Do not apply Xerese in the nose or eyes, on the genitals, or inside the mouth. Avoid sharing eating equipment like towels, razors, or cups during an outbreak. Similarly, don't try to touch the cold sore (comprising kissing), and if you do touch the fever blisters, wash your hands.
Xerese dosage is dependent on the individual that it is being administered to. The following dosage is an average dose and could differ among individuals. Follow your medical professional's directions for best results.
Topically apply XERESE (hydrocortisone and acyclovir cream) five times a day for five days.
Medical care should be started as early as possible after the initial signs and symptoms (i.e., during the prodrome or when lesions appear). For every dose, topically smear a quantity of XERESE (hydrocortisone and acyclovir cream) sufficient enough to cover the affected part, including the exterior margin. Avoid pointless rubbing of the affected place to avoid transferring or aggravating the infection. The dosage for adolescents 12 years of old and above is the same as in adults.
Xerese Side Effects
Like any other drug, Xerese may cause side effects. You should contact your doctor if you suffer any severe side effects. Below you will find a list of Xerese side effects. Note that not all possible side effects are listed here.
Dry or cracked lips
Flakiness or dryness of skin
Burning or stinging feeling
Itching of the skin
Like any other drug, Xerese may interact with other drugs and substances. You should consult with your doctor or medical professional before adding any new medication, including over the counter drugs. Below is a list of drugs that have been known to interact with Xerese. Note that this list does not include all possible drug interactions.